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WHAT IS LABOUR’S POSITION ON BREXIT?

By Pete Moore On April 19th, 2017 at 5:17 pm

“We haven’t picked a side.”

Even I can be surprised at the ineptitude of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. It’s true that no-one can describe Labour’s position re. Brexit. It’s ten months on from the EU Referendum, Brexit is the greatest political issue since Suez at least, and no-one’s any the wiser where the Opposition is. You might assume that it’s simply a matter of poor communication resulting from the generally chaotic office of the party leader, and that deep down there’s a Brexit policy somewhere. Even I thought that might be the case, but no.

The Shadow Foreign Secretary went on BBC’s Newsnight last night, where Evan Davis asked her where Labour stands on Brexit, given that the Tories and LibDems are very clear. Her actual response: “We haven’t picked a side.” The video’s here.

Some might suspect that people like me laugh at the Labour Party because we dislike it. This is not the case. We laugh at it because HM Opposition is genuinely, staggeringly, laughable.

REJOICE…

By David Vance On April 18th, 2017 at 7:20 pm

MAY CALLS FOR A GENERAL ELECTION

By Pete Moore On April 18th, 2017 at 12:28 pm

The Prime Minister has seen sense, from the government’s point of view. An hour ago she called for am 8th June General Election. We have fixed-term parliaments now, so the House of Commons will have to approve it by a two-thirds vote before the Prime Minister can ask Her Majesty to dissolve Parliament.

The PM is looking ultimately at approval in Parliament for the Brexit deal she delivers. The government has a small majority and a coalition of (clean) Brexiteers and (extreme) Remainers could scupper that deal. Look at the aggro the one-line Brexit Bill has in getting through Parliament recently. Any Brexit deal will be subject to the full array of delaying tactics. So she’s looking at a new mandate for herself and whatever deal she delivers. This will also go a long way to overriding Lords opposition.

The Tories will win an 8th June poll, if it’s held. It will win it big. Current polling points at something like a 150-seat majority. Corbyn will be thinking deeply today. If he tells Labour MPs to vote down the motion tomorrow he will be accused of running scared and undermining the Brexit negotiations and the will of the people. If he tells them to vote for it he will be crushed in June.

Somethings just make you Smile….

By The Troll On April 18th, 2017 at 9:59 am

I saw this story and just had to share. It’s the kind of thing that just makes me want to do a Jackie Gleason “How sweet it is…” two step.

Alex Jones is involved in a custody battle for his Children.  Now that I find heart wrenching, I hate to see any marriage split up. Sometimes it is the best for the couple, but it’s never good for the children and in that area I feel sorry for him and his family. However…..

His ex-wife, Kelly Jones, is seeking sole custody of the couple’s three children.

Now the wife says he’s not stable and points to the Laundry List of things that Alex says on the Air when he does his show which is broadcast from their home. She cites his wanting to strangle Alec Baldwin, and that he thinks J-Lo should be raped…. and a 100 other Lunatic things that he says.

This however is the part that makes me smile and want to shuffle….. Mr. Jones defense….

An attorney for right-wing radio host Alex Jones plans to argue in a custody case that the Infowars founder and host’s on-air demeanor should not be used to determine his fitness as a parent.

Randall Wilhite said of his client during an April 2017 pre-trial hearing: “He’s playing a character. He is a performance artist.” Jones’s ex-wife, Kelly Jones, is seeking sole custody of the couple’s three children. She said she was worried because the children are present at his home during his broadcasts:

So it’s ALL FAKE!!!!

Mr. Jones defense to keep his children and to prove that he is sane and stable is that all the stuff he does and says is just “Performance Art”…. none of it’s real.

Yet I am sure that even though he is saying himself, in a court of Law, under Oath, that it’s all fake a shtick, bullcrap, to keep his listeners entertained I am sure many of his Listeners and Followers will Still Believe the fantasies he has spun are true…. how sad.

Ah life is Good 🙂

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME?

By David Vance On April 17th, 2017 at 9:35 am

I suggest that all of you reading this will harbour kind charitable inclinations. Perhaps you give quietly to a charity of your choice? Having lost my Mother to Alzheimers and my Dad to cancer, I am clear on the areas that warrant my financial support. I also think that charity is one of the best aspects of the human character. And THAT is why I totally oppose State “charity”. Now read on…

A UK Cabinet split has opened up over plans to cut foreign aid spending to free up more money to keep Britain safe. Ministers have urged Theresa May to drop Britain’s commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of national income on helping poorer countries, and have proposed diverting money to a new combined defence and security budget. The UK – the world’s third-biggest donor – spends £13 billion per year on aid, and the Prime Minister has stood by the spending commitment despite pressure to reduce it following a series of scandals over where the money goes.

By way of contrast, the AVERAGE rich country gives 0.4% of National Income to charity. The USA gives 0.18% of National Income to charity yet the US is also the most charitable nation on earth because INDIVIDUAL Americans give so generously!

I want to see ALL State Charity axed. This is politicians virtue signalling at our expense. Sure, if there are natural disasters happening in the world we DO want to help out. But that should be the exception. They say charity begins at home, I would amend that by saying charity begins with the individual.

STRATEGIC IMPATIENCE!

By David Vance On April 17th, 2017 at 9:20 am

After decades of miserable failure by successive US Presidents in dealing with North Korea, at LAST President Trump is doing the right thing. To quote V-P Mike Pence…

US Vice-President Mike Pence has said his country’s “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over. Mr Pence, whose father served in the Korean War, visited the truce village of Panmunjom, where the war’s armistice was signed. Speaking alongside South Korea’s acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn later, he said North Korea had conducted nuclear and missile tests as the previous US administration had observed a policy of “strategic patience”, but this was now over. He reiterated US support for South Korea, telling his host: “We are with you 100%”.

Of course the REAL KEY in dealing with the threat of North Kora is getting China to actually do something. For example, were it to stop importing coal from NK and choose to import US coal, the North Korean regime would not have any industry left. The lunatic North Korean regime needs brought to its knees and Trump is showing resolve in dealing with this. I fully support him in this regard.

CLEVELAND…

By David Vance On April 17th, 2017 at 9:04 am

The murder of an elderly man in Cleveland by a psychopathic black thug, done for Facebook fame, has resulted in some strange responses. Try these…

and then this…

The brutal slaying is grotesque beyond words. But it seems some people have a problem with the fact that the killer was a black man.

 

 

THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH…

By David Vance On April 17th, 2017 at 8:57 am

68 CHILDREN MURDERED

By Pete Moore On April 16th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

That’s the latest estimate from Syria, according to The Guardian, the butcher’s bill delivered by “moderate West-backed rebels”.

I can believe it’s in that range, and it’s well over a hundred murdered all told. The film footage is grisly and shows widespread carnage. Many women and children were on the convoy, desperate to get out from terrorist-controlled territory. Reports have come out that the driver of the van packed with explosives threw crisps out of it to lure children close in.

And that’s all there is too it. No condemnation from the West, no outrage, no Nikki Haley waving around photos of the dead to the UN, and definitely no retribution against the perpetrators, because they’re funded, armed and trained by Western governments.

 

ERDOGAN’S NEARLY THERE

By Pete Moore On April 16th, 2017 at 6:59 pm

Why Sultan, what big powers you have. Reports the BBC:

Turks have backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s call for sweeping new presidential powers, partial official results of a referendum indicate. With about 98% of ballots counted, “Yes” was on about 51.3% and “No” on about 48.7%.

Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency would modernise the country. Opponents have attacked a decision to accept unstamped ballot papers as valid unless proven otherwise.

A “Yes” vote could also see Mr Erdogan remain in office until 2029.

This is not good news of course. The man’s ego and ambition are already monstrous and he’s already a menace to neighbours. The main opposition party has lodged an official complaint over dodgy ballots. You have to wish them well, but which bureaucrats or jurists in Turkey are going to go against Erdogan and risk a cell, like thousands of his opponents? It would take a very brave man to do that.

Oh, and Turkey is a “NATO ally” let’s not forget. For his own good and that of Turkey he needs talking down. With virtually dictatorial powers and that ambition, he’s guaranteed to bring no good to anyone.